Executive Dean

Executive Dean

Professor Martina Möllering

Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts
BA, MA (Applied Linguistics), PhD

Professor Martina Mollering Professor Martina Möllering has previously served as Head of the Department of European Languages and most recently as the Head of the Department of International Studies at Macquarie University. As an expert of international standing in Language Studies and Linguistics, her research outputs have covered different areas of second language acquisition, pragmatics and intercultural learning as well as computer-assisted language learning. She has presented a substantial number of papers in these fields at national and international conferences and her research has been published in sole-authored and co-edited books, as well as in numerous book chapters and internationally recognized journals.

Her current work on language in the context of migration has an international and interdisciplinary approach, and includes collaboration with scholars from the research centre for 'Intercultural Study of Literature and Media' at the University of Hamburg.

Professor Möllering is a member of the Australian Language and Culture Network (LCNAU), and with colleagues from the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne holds a major OLT grant to establish a national language studies portal for the Australian tertiary sector. In acknowledgement of her research expertise, Professor Möllering was invited as member of the 2010 and 2012 Research Evaluation Committees for the Humanities and Creative Arts in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) initiative conducted by the Australian Research Council.

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Research and Development Grants

2008

  • An Analysis of Retention Strategies and Technology Enhanced Language Learning in Beginners' Languages Other Than English (LOTE) at Australian Universities
    ARC Linkage Grant; Team Leader: Prof C Nettelbeck, Melbourne University

2007

  • From Migrant to Citizen: Testing Language, Testing Culture
    Macquarie University Research Innovation Grant; Team Leaders: Prof C. Slade & A/Prof M. Mllering

2006

  • Voices from the fringe of a multicultural society: Feridun Zaimoglu's "Kanak Sprak"
    Macquarie University Research Development Grant
  • European Languages Online
    Macquarie University Grant from Vice-Chancellor's Development Fund

2005

  • Developing intercultural competence through Computer-Mediated Communication
    Macquarie University Development Grant Scheme
  • Computer-Mediated Communication in Second Language Acquisition
    Macquarie University Grant from Vice-Chancellor's Development Fund
  • Pathways in research in European Languages - Developing Honours and Research Preparation Components
    Macquarie University Teaching Development Grant

2003

  • Reading German for Special Purposes
    Macquarie University Grant from Vice-Chancellor's Development Fund

2002

  • Corpus-based linguistic analysis of German academic texts in the field of Ancient History
    Macquarie University Research Grant

2001

  • Self-representation on the internet
    Macquarie University Research Grant (Visiting research Fellow)

1999/2000

  • Intermediate German in Flexible Delivery Mode
    Macquarie University Grant from Vice-Chancellor's Development Fund

1999

  • Improving fluency in German via email - tandem
    Macquarie University Teaching Development Grant
  • How to use computer-mediated communication technology in European languages
    Macquarie University staff development project (Centre for Professional Development)

1998/1999

  • Introductory German in Flexible Delivery Mode
    Macquarie University Grant from Vice-Chancellor's Development Fund

1996

  • The enhancement and use of an existing resource collection for teaching purposes - the German text collection and catalogue (with Dr Nic Witton)
    Macquarie University Teaching Development Grant

1995

  • German modal particles: self-instructional computer tutorials Macquarie University Teaching Development Grant
  • Interactive learner-driven software for the integrated study of foreign language texts (with Prof Konrad Kwiet, Dr Brian Holbeche, Dr Nic Witton)
    Macquarie University Teaching Development Grant

Awards

2008

  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

2006

  • Vice-Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
  • Dean's Award for Excellence
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